In a night where the Knicks lost to the Jazz by 21 points, there isn't much good that came out of it. But Mitchell Robinson, who has been one positive out of a dismal season, made history on Wednesday night.
In a double-double performance (14 points, 12 rebounds), Robinson also collected three blocks as his rim protecting continues to be on display. And with them, Robinson recorded his 29th straight game with a block, breaking Knicks legend Patrick Ewing's franchise rookie record.
Oh, that's not all. Those three blocks moved Robinson's season total to 135, which also breaks Kristaps Porzingis' record for most blocks in a rookie season. While it's great to see the second-rounder rewriting the Knicks' record books, it isn't the ultimate goal for Robinson.
"It's a great honor," Robinson told NorthJersey.com's Chris Iseman after the game. "But I'm here to win games. It's an extremely great feeling to come into the league and be able to set a record. It's amazing."
On the season, Robinson is averaging 2.43 blocks, which comes in at third in the entire league. Only Pacers C Myles Turner (2.78) and Pelicans C Anthony Davis (2.44) average more.
Robinson's ability to block shots both on the perimeter and down low will hopefully help the Knicks win games in the future. If the 20-year-old develops his offensive game more than the highlight-reel lobs he throws down, he could be an anchor at center for years to come.